Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
medallions are required to operate cabs in many large cities including new york. they were first issued in the big apple during the great depression. >> back in 1937, this little piece of tin sold for $10 each. >> his grandfather bought one of the first badges and medallion financial was born. the company has seen quite a return on that first investment and on hundreds more medallions it bought since then. back in the late '70s when the checker cabs were cruising the streets of new york city, a taxi medallion would set you back less than $100,000. now this piece of metal on the front of your cab will set you back more than a million bugs. >> i don't think we ever thought it would hit a million dollar price. they have gone up 15% per year, 70 years. outperforming dow, gold, nasdaq, real estate. you name it. >> analysts marvel at the company's track record. unlike most banks, medal i don't know never had default on taxi loan. >> real estate lending someone defaults it is years before banks get money back. it is terrific collateral. the medallion is the little tin. if somebody doesn't pay
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
will be doing great. the coastal cities, again, largely rain and travel delays will be impacted significantly where we have new york, philly and d.c. >> sounds like retailers can't catch a brick right now. superstorm system and now the storm is barreling its way across the country and with holiday pale at their weakest, heard that this morning, do retailers, can they make up for last yund. >> thank you. have, why don't you go first. what impact is it going to have? >> you have declining dispose al income and petter problems. you have the retailers that have inconspicuous stock and consumers are concerned about everything from hurricane sandy and the senseless slaughters in sandy hook, connecticut, spending less and giving more to charities. >> jan, i don't want to minimize any of this, the damage that this storm has already inflicted in parts of the country and could still inflict, but we were in an environment where people were just not shopping to begin with. do you think retailers could use this as a good excuse going forward? >> yeah, bert's here with me the four horsemen and apocalypse.
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
time. stay alert. if you have any tornado watches or warnings for your city, seek shelter immediately because that risk is very real especially in this area shaded in red and outer banks of north carolina and isolated tornados, damaging wind gusts and large hail from some of the thunderstorms. blizzard warnsing are in effect. not just heavy snowfall, up to six inches across parts of the midwest. you factor in wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. in parts of indiana, illinois, and ohio. we have winter storm warnings in portions of pennsylvania, upstate new york and portions of new england. jamie, for parts of new york city looks like we'll get a coating throughout the evening rush. the heavy snowfall will stay further to the west. jamie: maria molina will be pretty busy today. thank you, maria. of course these tornados i was mentioning are pretty rare occurrence in winter. but they do happen and can often be deadly. in fact over last three years 21 people have been killed by tornados this time of year. average of 34 tornados spring up in the month of december. the last time a tornado str
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
and about box and the point i was trying to stress is i think the u.s. writ large, the government and also the civil society organizations and others were standing on the side lines here. they have to do private city along the same line. right now i think the u.s. policy, and again, u.s. government policy that those of you i think in the civil society and others were sitting on the sidelines here where there's a desire among the political forces including the under islamists who want to bring about change in their political movement and were for the large part sitting on the side line here and we need to do more. >> we do need to move on to the q&a portion here. i would like to take a few questions from the audience the if you have a question raise your hand. we have migrants' circulating and we will take ten minutes before we begin to wrap up. >> i'm on the center for democracy and human rights in saudi arabia in washington, d.c. what's missing over on these discussions which i tend to miss them less and less is the fact that islamists haven't been told all along. the other point is there